Published February 09, 2013
Top model Kate Upton has done the unthinkable and landed the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover two years in a row.
The curvy beauty is shown posing for the 50th anniversary issue topless on a boat in Antarctica, covered only by a white fur-lined parka and white bikini bottoms.
Sports Illustrated had hoped to announce Upton’s big coup on CBS’s “Late Show With David Letterman” on Monday. But after Page Six was sent a leaked copy of the cover yesterday, the magazine confirmed that Upton was indeed their cover star.
By clinching the 2013 honor — and the 50th anniversary issue — Upton solidifies her status as one of the world’s top models. It is the first time since 1988 that a model has won consecutive covers. Elle Macpherson was featured three years running, from 1986.